Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:
- The California Construction Trucking Association is planning a U.S. Supreme Court appeal in its lawsuit challenging the legality of California Air Resources Board efforts to regulate diesel engine emissions.
- Ohio’s legislature is halfway through efforts to pass a $7 billion transportation bill, notes the Tallmadge Express.
- A former trucking company owner is sentenced for intentionally smashing into his wife’s car, reports InForum.
- The city of Oakland, CA, just hired its first-ever transportation policy director, according to the East Bay Express.
- Meanwhile, the Port of Oakland is planning to build a massive $500 million logistics hub to help reduce truck traffic on the city’s local roads, reports the Paradise Post.
- A legislative task force offers recommendations on ways for Louisiana to boost transportation funding, notes the Houma Courier, especially allowing local governments to impose their own fuel taxes.
- Two stories in National Review – here and here – take issue with the U.S. transportation system being characterized as “discriminatory.”
- An article in Forbes touts the benefits of electrically-powered trash trucks.
- Profits are booming for Swiss forwarder Panalpina, notes the Journal of Commerce.